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August 1989

Can the Common Bile Duct Drain Into the Fourth Part of the Duodenum?

Author Affiliations

From the University of Melbourne Department of Surgery, Repatriation General Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia.

Arch Surg. 1989;124(8):984-985. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1989.01410080120021

• An interesting case masqueraded as a case of the common bile duct entering the fourth part of the duodenum; this is an extremely rare anomaly. A review of the literature was performed. Surgeons should be cautioned about this anomaly with regard to operative procedures for treatment.

(Arch Surg 1989;124:984-985)

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